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How People Smell Themselves | Wired Science |
You might not be able to pick your fingerprint out of an inky lineup, but your brain knows what you smell like.
january 2013 by kkennedy
WHO Cites Potential for Swine Flu Pandemic
Not panicking by any means, but this definitely something worth keeping an eye on.
washingtonpost  biology  pandemic  2009swineflu  swineflu  followup 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Sausage without the Squeal: Growing Meat inside a Test Tube
I'm fascinated by this topic (I subscribe to the New Harvest mailing list, which sends out pointers to stories like this). Didn't know this tidbit: 'The Dutch In Vitro Meat project is the brainchild of businessman Willem van Eelen, now in his 80s, who nearly starved to death in a Japanese prison camp during World War II and came to believe that in vitromeat could solve world hunger.'
science  newharvest  biology  biotech  sciam 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Scientists film HIV spreading for first time
That's a big seeing how a magic trick works for the first time.
science  news  health  biology 
march 2009 by kkennedy
For Drug Makers, a Downside to Full Disclosure
New York Times -- Good to note: "In late 2004, a group of leading medical journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, said that they would no longer publish articles about study results unless producers publicly registered the tests on Web
health  healthcare  economics  biology  toblog 
may 2007 by kkennedy
Toxoplasma gondii "may explain a substantial proportion of human population differences" Eye on Science - Science Blog Archives - Now For Something Truly Bizarre
science  biology  followup 
august 2006 by kkennedy

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